Wednesday, December 14, 2005

And you may find yourself...

A bit player in someone else's opera. How did I get here?

On December 13, 1958 the U.S. Army launched a squirrel monkey named Gordo aboard JUPITER AM-13. This flight provided useful data for Army and Navy medical research on manned space flights. Gordo made the flight with no adverse effects, but could not be recovered because the floatation mechanism of the rocket's nose cone failed.


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